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Sami 04-03-2006 04:17 PM

Installing and booting Windows XP from USB drive
 
To keep the introduction short, Microsoft denies that booting Windows off a USB drive works.

Anyway, the web is full of those. I was wondering about the same thing, as i did not want to put a Windows partition on my Linux.based work laptop, and thought it was a good idea to run Windows XP off a USB Hard drive that i just plug in when i need it, and boot from it. To put a long story short, this is exactly what i do now, thanks to the fantastic research of the people credited below. However, it took me significant time to figure out all the painful little problems.

Get a full working Windows XP installation on your bootable USB 2.0 drive

Full tutorial at source ...

Source: www.ngine.de


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